I can say with a clear conscience that Empire of Storms is one of the most heartbreaking books that I’ve ever read and I had an awful hangover after it and to the people who read it when it came out and then had to wait for Kingdom of Ash, well, I admire your restraint and strength.
Aelin still has a long way to go before she can sit on her throne. War is on the horizon and loyalties are shifting with new friendships forged and alliances broken.
With so much she has to lose, and the stakes so high, Aelin will do everything in her power to protect those she loves. But she will realize that she does not have to bear the weight of the world on her shoulders.
What I liked about it: Absolutely everything – I think it’s a very well written book and as I might have mentioned, one of my all-time favorite books overall. I love the way the story is told, the actions, the friendships and relationships that develop between the characters, I love the mythology and I will likely never stop loving and admiring Aelin and Rowan. Watching Aelin and Rowan love each other and care for one another, and watching her interact with Lysandra and with Aedion was incredible. Elide’s storyline was a bit slow for me, but I admire the hell out of that girl.
What I didn’t like about it: That ending broke me. That’s all I have to say.
A quote: “The world,” Aelin said, “will be saved and remade by the dreamers, Rolfe.”
My rating: 5/5 stars
(A quick read-along guide for Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn that I found on Facebook).
What book broke you? If you’ve read Empire of Storms I am sure you can relate to my comments about it!